- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - In the New York Giants hierarchy, Jonathan Tisch is the quiet leader.

He has the title of co-owner and treasurer, but tends to let his brother, Steve Tisch, and John Mara share the limelight on matters involving the NFL team.

But a decade ago, in the wake of the terrorist attacks that claimed thousands of lives and devastated lower Manhattan, Tisch responded to a request from then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani and quietly took on another job _ the one as chairman of New York Rising.

The task force’s goal was to rebuild the Big Apple’s economy by helping revive travel and tourism post 9/11, a major job with lower Manhattan and other parts of the city reeling and in shock.


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